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Sunday January 31, 2021 3pm-4pm (From press release) This past year we all have had our lives changed by COVID19—ZOOM-ing religious services, masks to leave our homes, not spending holidays with loved ones and adapting the Celebration of Abraham. The planners of Abraham considered cancelling this year’s celebration to ensure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at The Davisite
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Upper Crust’s apple pies will be among the choices available at the Davis Farmers Market on Dec. 23. (Courtesy photo) (From press release) The Davis Farmers Market will offer additional vendors for its Wednesday, Dec. 23 market, with last-minute shopping for holiday meals and gifts. That market will have regular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Wendy Weitzel Artists need their work to be seen and heard. But a statewide arts advocate says the arts industry is being overlooked in the pandemic. Julie Baker, executive director of California Arts Advocates and for the statewide nonprofit Californians for the Arts, told some 25 participants at a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Celebration of Abraham thanks the Davis-Area Interfaith Religious Leaders Network (DAIR-LN) for offering a ZOOM Interfaith Prayer for a More Perfect Union on Monday, November 2. The service, the night before the national election, featured Davis faith leaders offering reflections, music, and readings for our country and our community.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at The Davisite
With a chance to ask questions By Matt Williams On Friday, November 20th, at noon, Davis Mayor Gloria Partida will discuss the issues of the day and then take questions from the public. The webinar is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. To join us please... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at The Davisite
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(From press release) Valley Clean Energy (VCE), Yolo County’s local public electric generation service provider, continues to make significant fiscal strides just 2½ years after its founding. In October, VCE made its final installment payment to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), reimbursing the utility for its assistance with operating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at The Davisite
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Real Pie Company’s Jumbleberry Pie is among the many pie choices available at the Pre-Thanksgiving Davis Farmers Market on Nov. 25. Pre-orders are encouraged. (Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo) (From press release) The Davis Farmers Market’s annual Pre-Thanksgiving Market is changing to early hours this year. The annual extended-hour market, on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at The Davisite
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Wednesday music and beer to move downtown (From press release) The Davis Farmers Market is returning to its roots, putting the focus of its Wednesday market back on the farmers. COVID-19 health guidelines halted concerts and alcohol consumption at the market. There haven’t been the usual crowds filling Central Park... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at The Davisite
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Kabocha squash soup with a giant beer garden pretzel and green salad are one of three dinner options available Nov. 19 for the Soroptimist Soup Night and Silent Auction. Preorders are required by Nov. 15. (Courtesy photo) (From press release) Every year, Soroptimist International of Davis hosts a Soup Night... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at The Davisite
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D is for “Democracy in action” By Ken Wagstaff, Eileen M. Samitz, Mark Spencer, and Desmond Jolly Background Measure D is on the November ballot to renew Measure J, which was originally passed by Davis voters in 2000 and renewed overwhelmingly in 2010 as Measure R. Measure J requires voter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at The Davisite
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Having served on the Davis City Council for 12 years and having served as mayor of Davis, I understand that our quality of life in Davis is facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic era. I’ve known Colin for over two decades, and I know that Colin appreciates that maintaining our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at The Davisite
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The signers invite the community to color and paste in their window the above graphic to show solidarity for the democratic process at a community level (click to enlarge). A Statement on the 2020 Election from the Davis Area Interfaith Religious Leaders Network Religious communities promote and protect our democracy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams On Friday and Saturday two articles appeared online that covered the work-in process due diligence research that I was in the midst of undertaking regarding DJUSD's Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD #1) Special Tax, which was originally passed by the voters in Measure A on November... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at The Davisite
Date: Saturday, Oct 24 Time: from 1:30-3:00pm Location: Central Park, Davis, CA Because of COVID, attendees are expected to socially distance to keep everyone safe. Masks are required (extras masks/ hand-sanitizer will be provided if needed). Stay home if you feel sick! Yolo People Power, Multiculturalism Rocks!, Women in Leadership... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Colin Walsh for Davis City Council District 2 campaign announces the endorsement of six former Davis City Council Mayors: Jerry Adler, Michael Corbett, Sue Greenwald, Bill Kopper, Joe Krovoza, and Ken Wagstaff. Walsh has also been endorsed by former Councilmembers Stan Forbes and Mike Harrington. These endorsements follow the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at The Davisite
By Dan Urazandi There have been a series of crimes at my shop that have forced me to consider crime in Davis. Most of us take it for granted that Davis is safe like it was a decade or two ago. Many of us are learning otherwise as we are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Matt Williams The following Public Comment was submitted by e-mail to the DJUSD School Board with copy to DJUSD CFO Amari Watkins. The Public Comment was read into the record by Superintendent John Bowes. As noted in the text of the Public Comment, I have been dialoguing with Amari... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at The Davisite
Measure B (DISC) is perhaps the worst development project that has ever come before Davis voters. Above all, it will have major adverse and irreversible environmental effects, and instead of helping to solve the housing problem, it will only aggravate it. Finally, it will do nothing to solve the city’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at The Davisite
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DISC for me represents a 20+ year commitment to going down the wrong road. It represents a reversal of fundamental tenets that have shaped Davis for the better. DISC is sprawl plain and simple. It circumvents every good planning principle that Davis has stood for. It places retail, office and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at The Davisite
By Wendy Weitzel Members of the local arts community met virtually on Oct. 7 to support each other and share how they are reimagining their work in the time of COVID-19. Arts Alliance Davis was formed a few years ago as a grassroots effort to give artists and their supporters... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at The Davisite
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I have lived in Davis for 50 years and have known Larry Guenther for the last 10 of them. He is always friendly, respectful, and a good listener. He is also down-to-earth and a problem-solver. He will make an excellent addition to the Davis City Council, and I endorse him... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at The Davisite
Part 5 - Toxics Reduction by Alan Pryor Introduction - Every 2 years the Sierra Club Yolano Group prepares questionnaires for candidates in local races we deem to be seriously contested and/or where there are clear differences between the candidates on matters of interest to the public and/or our local... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at The Davisite
Part 4 - Transportation Management by Alan Pryor Introduction - Every 2 years the Sierra Club Yolano Group prepares questionnaires for candidates in local races we deem to be seriously contested and/or where there are clear differences between the candidates on matters of interest to the public and/or our local... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at The Davisite
The following signed petition was sent to the Davis Downtown Business Association (DDBA) by a group of downtown business owners expressing concern that the DDBA issued a statement in support of Measure B and asking that that statement of support be rescinded until the full DDBA membership can be polled... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at The Davisite
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(From press release) The Developer's promises of economic benefits from DISC want you to believe all you have to do is vote "YES" on Measure B and the City's potholes will be miraculously filled with the gold nuggets tumbling from the DISC bandwagon. But the DISC project will not be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at The Davisite